A disturbed “homeless drifter” with a protracted rap sheet has been arrested within the homicide of a 14-year-old Florida schoolboy who was discovered lifeless after going for a motorcycle experience final month, police introduced Thursday.
Semmie Lee Williams, 39, was arrested in Miami late Wednesday in connection to the homicide of highschool freshman Ryan Rogers, authorities confirmed at a press convention.
The teenager was discovered lifeless on Nov. 16 on Central Boulevard close to the Interstate 95 overpass in Palm Seaside Gardens — and his demise rapidly dominated a “deliberate act.”
It “seems to be a totally random act” with no obvious motive, the chief stated.
“I might greatest describe it as an harmless baby sufferer having an opportunity encounter with a really violent prison,” Shannon stated, calling Williams a “homeless drifter.”
Palm Seaside Gardens police chief Clinton Shannon stated that the teenager had been “stabbed to demise” by a “harmful monster.”
Williams’ DNA was then discovered on the homicide scene, and his YouTube movies — which regularly present him ranting disturbing conspiracy theories — put him within the space across the time of the homicide, The Miami Herald said.
Those self same on-line movies helped investigators monitor him all the way down to Miami, the paper famous.
He was tracked down on Friday, however dedicated to a hospital underneath Florida’s Baker Act, which permits for the involuntary dedication of somebody who’s a hazard to himself or others, the report stated.
He was then arrested Wednesday and charged and first-degree homicide with a weapon, on-line information present. He is because of make his first look in court docket at 10 a.m. Thursday.
He has a protracted rap sheet stretching practically 20 years, with arrests in a number of states, together with Georgia and California, the place he was deemed a “fugitive from justice,” police stated.
They embody prices for home battery, violating restraining orders, carrying a hid weapon and aggravated assault with strangulation, Shannon introduced.
Williams’ YouTube movies additionally confirmed a disturbed thoughts, rambling about conspiracies and with titles like “gang stalking” and “evil stalkers standing in the midst of the highway,” the Miami paper stated.
One complains about “police they hit me with electrical weapons to present me most cancers.”
“They’ve chips planted throughout my physique proper and so they studying my thoughts by way of my ears and so they be tearing up my sneakers,” one other says.